Key delegates pose with George Konrote, the President of Fiji (centre)

Key delegates pose with George Konrote, the President of Fiji (centre)

Warnborough College President, Dr Brenden Tempest-Mogg, attended the 2016 World TVET Conference which was held in Fiji from 23rd to 25th August, 2016.

TVET stands for Technical Vocational Education and Training, and looks at creating real, practical outcomes for students as a result of their learning. This is very much a philosophy adhered to by Warnborough.

The World TVET Conference is sponsored by the International Vocational, Educational and Training Association (IVETA), whose current President is Carmel Thompson, a Warnborough alumna.

The tropical island of Fiji was chosen as the exotic location for this year’s conference (although it was somewhat rainy). The President of Fiji, Mr George Konrote, welcomed everyone to his country in colourful style, with traditional dances and costumes. Dr Isimeli Tagicakiverata, the Chair of the Conference, laid out all the events admirably and the attendees all had a wonderful introduction to the island nation’s charms.

Dr Tempest-Mogg was nominated as the Vice-President for IVETA’s European branch earlier this year, and joined the rest of the IVETA committee members for various meetings.

Presenters came from around the world, sharing the latest knowledge and practices with delegates. There were lectures, workshops, and discussions aplenty. Competency-based Education (CBE) received a lot of attention, as well (see DBES for more information).

Most of all, it was a great opportunity for networking. Dr Tempest-Mogg networked with educators from Asia, Africa, Australasia, North America and Europe. Watch this space for future partnerships.

After all the hard work, delegates went on tours and tried out the local cuisine and the ‘national’ drink, kava.

Next year’s World TVET conference will be hosted in New Zealand.

IVETA Committee members get-together

IVETA Committee members get-together